Nasarawa State police command has confirmed the abduction of a former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Mr. Hussaini Akwanga.
The spokesman, Nasarawa State Police Command, DSP Kennedy Idirisu, confirmed the abduction in Lafia on Wednesday.
He said that Akwanga was kidnapped by gunmen at his farm on Wamba Road in Akwanga on Aug. 22.
Idirisu said that on receiving the information on the abduction, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Abubakar Sadiq-Bello, mobilized policemen, led by the deputy commissioner in charge of operations to search for the abducted former minister.
“As we speak, the commissioner himself has gone to Akwanga to boost the rescue operation to ensure that the victim is released unhurt.”
Idirisu reiterated the commitment of the command to ridding the state of kidnappers and other criminal elements.
Meanwhile, a family source told newsmen that the kidnappers had contacted them, demanding an unspecified amount as ransom.